Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Tsvangirai names his cabinet

from SWRadioAfrica:

The MDC leader who is due to be sworn in on Wednesday as Prime Minister made the announcement at a press conference in Harare. His deputy, Thokozani Khupe and Arthur Mutambara, leader of the MDC formation, will also be sworn in Wednesday.

Tendai Biti, the party’s secretary general and chief negotiator, was named Finance Minister.

The contentious Home Affairs portfolio that will be co-shared by ZANU PF has been given to Dangamvura and Chikanga MP in Mutare, Giles Mutsekwa. ...

Pro-democracy lawyer Advocate Eric Matingenga was named the Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs Minister...

Nelson Chamisa will head the Information and Communications Technology Ministry.

Professor Elphas Mukonoweshuro will head the Public Service Ministry,...

University of Zimbabwe counterpart, Professor Henry Dzinotyiwei, is the new Minister for Science and Technology Development.

Former Harare Mayor Engineer Elias Mudzuri will lead the Energy and Power Development Ministry
while Bulawayo businessman and MP Eddie Cross will take charge of the State Enterprise and Parastatals Ministry.

Kwekwe medical practitioner Dr Henry Madzorera has been tasked with reviving the Health Ministry.
The MDC women’s assembly chairperson Theresa Makone will head the Public Works Ministry ...
Paurine Mpariwa, will lead the Social Welfare Ministry.

Abednigo Bhebhe from the MDC-M was surprisingly nominated by Tsvangirai to take charge of Water Resources Development.
Elton Mangoma, another party negotiator to the talks, will be the Economic Planning and Investment Minister.

The popular treasurer general of the party, Roy Bennett, who recently returned to Zimbabwe after three years in exile in South Africa, was named Deputy Minister of Agriculture.

Dr Tichaona Mudzingwa, a former Zimbabwe National Army surgeon, will be the Deputy Minister of Defence, ...
Jessie Majome will be the Deputy Minister of Justice.
The other three Deputy Ministers to fill the Foreign Affairs, Local government and Women’s Affairs portfolios will be announced after further consultations between Tsvangirai and Mugabe.

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